This is BET’s premiere music festival that happens every summer. It’s a multi-day event that conclude with the world renowned BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre. This year the event is from June 21 – 24. The buzz surrounding the BET experience has picked up a lot over the years and there is something there for everybody. I have been going to these events for years, even before they decided to turn it into a festival. I enjoy the way BET combines hip hop music with fashion and uses huge celebrities to draw attention to the community. Past events included performances by Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Usher, and Rick Ross. Other ticketed events included a comedy show by Cedric the Entertainer and the hilarious comics from Comic View on BET.
I recommend going to this event because there are a lot of free activities, like the Fanfest and genius talks, with loads of giveaways in between. The local community gets involved and there are celebrity basketball competitions and a gospel choir showcase.
It’s a great event because you can experience the real diversity of Los Angeles with an added dash of Hollywood sparkle. I believe it’s what draws so many people to this city!